Pinch - Brain Scan [LAB018]


New dubsteps

LAB018 plays host to Bristol luminary and Tectonic boss Pinch, who delivers three menacing and forward-leaning apocalyptic cuts.

The pointed and growling ragga-style techno of A-side ‘Brain Scan’ is built on battering rhythms and dubwise sonic techniques, in the vein of an old school revivalist production. True to the roots, futuristic in scope.

On the flip, ‘Street Light’ is an equally abrasive bassweight roller, counter-balanced by Pinch’s cavernous and cinematic sound design. Strictly war sounds for the dance.

Rounding off the release is soundsystem meditation ‘Abducted’, an icy, gangster half-stepper drenched in thick reverb and melancholic DMZ-style laments.

Mastered by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering (Berlin). 180-gram vinyl + digital


Liking it a lot


These guys released a lot of bangers back in the day innit. Their release schedule isn’t consistent but it’s nice to see them still out and about.


Pretty nice, unsure if I’ll cop though. Street light is a banger so that might sway me


Loving this. And glad to see Aquatic Lab still going!